By Tomoya Shimura
Former Mayor Larry Agran and two other residents have sued the city in their latest effort to overturn a decision on where to build Orange County’s first military veterans cemetery.
Agran and the other plaintiffs argue the City Council’s change of mind to put the proposed cemetery near the I-405/I-5 interchange, instead of city-owned property just north of the Orange County Great Park, “benefits wealthy developers at the significant expense of the people of Irvine, California, veterans and the environment,” according to a lawsuit filed Thursday, Nov. 9 in Orange County Superior Court.
They also claim Irvine didn’t take proper steps when the City Council approved an agreement to swap the originally proposed site with the freeway property owned by developer FivePoint. They are asking the court to nullify the agreement.
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